Carthage man charged with DWI

on Saturday, 06 October 2012.

A 61 year old Carthage man was charged by Jefferson County Sheriffs deputies numerous violations after he was pulled over Thursday afternoon on Bridge Street in West Carthage. Deputies report that Gregory M. Mower of Rt 26 was observed speeding on Rt 26. After the deputy activated his patrol car's emergency lights, Mr. Maurer pulled onto the shoulder but kept driving at 35 mph half on the shoulder and half in the driving lane, according to police papers. Maurer then put his hand out his window and motioned for the deputy to pass him and continued driving at between 35 and 45 mph on the shoulder until reaching McDonald's where he immediately jumped out of his vehicle and walked towards the restaurant where he was arrested after being allowed to use the restroom. At that time a strong odor of alcohol was detected deputies said. He refused to submit to a breath test. He was charged with driving while intoxicated, speeding 72 mph in a 55-mph zone, refusal to take a breath test, driving across a hazard marking, improper passing and failure to comply. He was previously convicted of driving while ability impaired in Jan. of 2009, deputies said. Maurer is summoned to appear Nov. 8 in Champion Town Court.

Lowville Woman arrested for marijuana

on Saturday, 06 October 2012.

The Lewis County Sheriff's Office arrested a Village of Lowville woman early this morning.  23 year old Jen Moore was ticketed after deputies responded to a domestic dispute on Elm Street in the Village of Lowville.  A marijuana smoking device was allegedly located in plain view inside the apartment, reportedly along with a small bag of the drug on Moore's person.  She was issued an appearance ticket for unlawful possession of marijuana, returnable to Village Court at a later date.

Disposal site on Fort Drum not a health risk

on Saturday, 06 October 2012.

Soldiers and the public are not at risk following an update about a Fort Drum disposal site first used in the 1940s and the post's Gasoline Alley area.  The DEC issued a public notice about the 203-acre site, which is located on the corner of post near Oneida Avenue and Great Bend Road.  The redefined listing will include two areas: the old sanitary landfill, which was sealed to DEC standards in 2008 & another spot that is being investigated for both
groundwater and soil vapor contamination.  A State Health Department Spokesperson stated that the site does not pose any health risk for the surrounding public.  Management of the site is being returned to
the state Superfund Program, which labels and cleans sites where significant
amounts of waste may be.

National Grid predicts lower heating bills this winter

on Saturday, 06 October 2012.

National Grid heating customers received some good news this week.
The utility has come out with its 2012 heating forecast and it appears the
price for natural gas will be lower this year.  Over the course of the heating season, which is from November to March, based on an average winter, a typical heating bill should be about $21 less than last year for the same amount of usage.  A National Grid spokesperson stated that that the company is comfortable with its forecast of lower natural gas bills based on current market conditions and the way that the utility buys natural gas to reduce volatility, but they caution it's not a guarantee, as the weather's impact could be quite significant.

Economic Development Committee to meet October 11th

on Saturday, 06 October 2012.

We spoke with Jen Shoemaker, who discusses the latest regarding the Boonville Economic Development Committee.

We discuss a Syracuse University study on Boonville tomorrow.

Canal Museum hosting open house at Fall Arts Festival

on Saturday, 06 October 2012.

The Boonville Fall Arts Festival is today.  We spoke with Laura Czajka from the Boonville-Black River Canal Museum, who has more on their open house to be held in conjunction with the event.


Join Chris for our live broadcast from the Boonville Fall Arts Festival today from 9-noon.

Boonville Economic Development Committee with Jen Shoemaker

on Friday, 05 October 2012.

We spoke with Jen Shoemaker, who discusses the recently formed Boonville Economic Development Committee.

We discuss the current status of the committee tomorrow.

Watertown man charged with possession of stolen property

on Friday, 05 October 2012.

A 32 year old Watertown man is in the Jefferson County Jail on a charge of criminal possession of stolen property 5th degree.  Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputies report that Joseph Barney was charged Tuesday evening following a traffic stop on Line School Road in the town of Champion with allegedly possessing a title to a pickup truck which was reported stolen out of Oneida County. Barney was arraigned in Rutland Town Court and remanded to the Jefferson County Jail on $5,000 cash bail.

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